Course Title: Minor Thesis Computer Engineering A

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Minor Thesis Computer Engineering A

Credit Points: 24.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007

Course Coordinator: Paul Beckett

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The Minor Thesis can only be taken in the final semester(s) of the Master of Engineering (Information Technology) program. It will draw extensively on material learned in the prior coursework component. You will choose a topic in your area of interest/expertise and will work under the guidance of an individual supervisor.

Course Description

This course provides an opportunity for you to perform an individual piece of thesis work in a specified topic area for the minor component of the degree.

This is the part-time version of the Minor Thesis and will be taken in conjunction with Minor Thesis Part 2 to complete 48CP of research work.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You are expected to carry out an individual piece of research work on a specified topic area, as a minor thesis, for the minor component.

As a result of this course, you will:
•Be able to provide a critical survey of the literature;
•Learn to conduct a sustained program of independent work and the work will be original i.e. your own work;
•Have made a contribution to or exhibited a development in the application of knowledge;
•Improve skills in technical writing to provide a thesis document.

Overview of Learning Activities

You must carry out the sustained program of independent work, and the work must be original. You are expected to demonstrate a general understanding of the field of study. The work carried must make a contribution to or show a development in the application of knowledge. The work must provide a clear indication of your ability to undertake systematic enquiry. The literature relevant to the work must have been adequately surveyed. You must demonstrate adequate skill in technical writing and know how to marshal information into a satisfactory report.

Overview of Learning Resources

There are no prescribed references. You should conduct research in a topic of your choice including a literature search to show your mastery of the topic. The supervisor may guide you in your literature search.

Overview of Assessment

At the end of the semester you will submit a progress report of Minor Thesis Part 1 for assessment.